The mission of the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) is to improve and extend the lives of the millions born with heart defects through education, advocacy and research.
Founded in 1998, ACHA is an organization begun by and dedicated to supporting individuals and families living with congenital heart disease and advancing the care and treatment available to our community. We do this through a wide and growing range of programs, services and activities. These include the ACHA ACHD Accreditation Program, educational events and resources, outreach and advocacy efforts, ACHD research, and events to raise money and increase awareness.
We are committed to promoting excellence for every adult CHD patient by increasing access to the highest level of care and developing standards to allow patients and families to identify physicians and facilities providing that care.